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UN Environment launches $1 billion fund for sustainable farming

  UN Environment launches $1 billion fund for sustainable farming
2:26pm - 18 October 2017

UN Environment partnered with Dutch financial institution Rabobank to establish a $1 billion fund offering grants and loans to businesses interesting in investing in sustainable farming practices.

Worldwide, Agriculture, Sustainable Innovation Forum, Sustainable Investment Forum

The world’s first floating wind farm commissioned

  The world’s first floating wind farm commissioned
11:45am - 18 October 2017

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon inaugurated the world’s first floating offshore wind farm, another first for the Scottish dynamic offshore wind potential.

Europe, Carbon Reduction, Sustainable Energy, Sustainable Innovation Forum, Sustainable Investment Forum

EBRD is financing the biggest wind farm in Serbia

  EBRD is financing the biggest wind farm in Serbia
9:28am - 18 October 2017

Serbia’s 158MW Čibuk 1 wind farm will receive €215 million in syndicated loans from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and International Finance Corporation (IFC), as announced on Tuesday through a press release.

Europe, Finance, Sustainable Energy, Sustainable Innovation Forum, Sustainable Investment Forum
🎤CLIMATE INTERVIEWS
  Interview with Kari Kankaanpää, Senior Manager of Climate Affairs at Fortum

Interview with Kari Kankaanpää, Senior Manager of Climate Affairs at Fortum

Climate Action had the pleasure to talk with Kari Kankaanpää, Senior Manager of Climate Affairs at Fortum, the Helsinki based leading clean-energy company ahead of its participation at the 8th Sustainable Innovation Forum, taking place alongside COP23 in Bonn Germany, 13-14 November.

🎤PRESS RELEASES
  Poseidon brings value to nature through carbon blockchain technology

Poseidon brings value to nature through carbon blockchain technology

Finance, Tech. & Innovation

London and New York, 19 September 2017- Today, Laszlo Giricz announced the launch of a partnership to create a carbon currency that will revolutionise the way we value nature, using blockchain technology to access the carbon market.

🎤CLIMATE LEADER PAPERS
  Bertrand Piccard

Clean energy: the change is happening

by Bertrand Piccard
Solar Impulse
  Pablo Badenier Martinez

Strengthening climate action in Chile

by Pablo Badenier Martinez
  Dr. Barbara Hendricks

New country partnerships to enhance climate policy cooperation

by Dr. Barbara Hendricks
German Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety
  Dr Fatih Birol

Air quality and urbanisation – drivers of climate change

by Dr Fatih Birol
The International Energy Agency (IEA)
EDITOR'S PICKS
  Norway triggers political debate over new EV tax

Norway triggers political debate over new EV tax

Europe, Transport, Sustainable Innovation Forum, Sustainable Investment Forum

Norway is proposing a what-is-known as “Tesla tax”, that would remove the tax exemption from the heaviest electric cars weighing more than 2 tonnes, triggering intense political debate about the future of EVs in the country.

  Qantas Airways to operate biofuel flight from LA to Melbourne by 2020

Qantas Airways to operate biofuel flight from LA to Melbourne by 2020

North America, Oceania, Sustainable Energy, Transport, Sustainable Innovation Forum

Last Friday, Australian based Qantas Airways announced that its Los Angeles based aircraft will be powered by biofuel from 2020 onwards.

  Oxford to set up world’s first zero emissions zone

Oxford to set up world’s first zero emissions zone

Europe, Carbon Reduction, Policy, Smart Cities, Transport, Sustainable Innovation Forum

Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council have jointly proposed the establishment of a Zero Emission Zone in Oxford City by banning petrol and diesel vehicles ban from parts of the city centre.

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